Horizon Fitness | Passport
A challenge within the fitness industry is creating a user experience that is both engaging and rewarding. Many cardio display consoles only provide basic data readouts featuring Time, Distance, Calories Burned, and Speed. Observational research reveals most home exercisers place their treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike in front of a TV; remedying the stifling experience.
Going beyond basic, equipment displays and utilizing the home’s television, Passport aims to breathe a second life into all cardio equipment. Fueled by Virtual Active, a proprietary body mounted camera captures 1:1 trail footage from locations around the world. A minimal, set top box syncs the cardio equipment with the simulated trail footage. The simulation responds to the equipment's speed as well as inclines and declines in responce to the trail's topography.